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post #5206 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post


http://www.amazon.com/Electro-Harmonix-EH-Tube-Glove/dp/B000UMCLIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360242168&sr=8-1&keywords=tube+glove

 

 

Get a tube glove. They work fantastic, the smaller end fits a 6DJ8 sized tube perfectly.

+1.  I have one and it works great.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #5207 of 8735

Just received lyr for my he4 ...

 

I was OK with EF5 but it was too often out of juice on many recordings with my he4

 

What is most obvious difference with Lyr vs EF5 is soundstage & imaging - stunning on Lyr

 

but I miss that amazing sparkle and details on fast/dynamic piano and impact when hitting lower octaves - sound is a bit muffled comparing to EF5, so I lost upper harmonics while reverbating - I hope it's only the matter of tubes

 

I have EH 6922, stock GE 6bq7 (6bz7) which are simply the best in my opinion and schiit 6n1p which are total mistake in my opinion with recessed mids and fuzzy/blurry image

 

My Lyr has turn on/off relay and is dead quiet when there is no music no matter the tubes

 

which tubes would you recommend for my tastes ? or maybe send back lyr and go back to ef5 ? I feel that it sounds better and better with those 6bz7 GE, only about 5 h of playing ...

post #5208 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post


http://www.amazon.com/Electro-Harmonix-EH-Tube-Glove/dp/B000UMCLIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360242168&sr=8-1&keywords=tube+glove

 

 

Get a tube glove. They work fantastic, the smaller end fits a 6DJ8 sized tube perfectly.

ugh, i actually tried to order the unit but they don't ship anywhere outside of america. I can't seem to find any other sellers/trusted websites who carry this either.

@Eddiek997
i may have to choose this alternative. Unless someone out there uses other tactics?


Edited by Sniperbombers - 2/7/13 at 10:39am
post #5209 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniperbombers View Post

ugh, i actually tried to order the unit but they don't ship anywhere outside of america. I can't seem to find any other sellers/trusted websites who carry this either.

@Eddiek997
i may have to choose this alternative. Unless someone out there uses other tactics?

 

Hopefully this will help track one down... http://www.ehx.com/dealers  Has a drop down list of world wide dealers. Are you Military?

post #5210 of 8735
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

 

Don't know if it would be cheaper--But it sure would be quicker!!!!

 

Put it in a Torpedo and aim it for the nearest US POST OFFICE.....

 

Jack

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

I ordered mine on 19 Jan and just got them yesterday (although my first order took three and a half weeks).  It shouldn't be too much longer for you.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

So, would that be a "sub-surface" postal rate? tongue.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends


Still No Tubes.............

 

Jack

post #5211 of 8735
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

 

 

 

 


Still No Tubes.............

 

Jack

Believe me, waiting sucks.  If you are outside the estimated delivery dates that ebay offers then yes, I would shoot her an e-mail (do it through ebay's contact seller messaging system so you have documented proof if you have to file a claim).

 

Cheers and Good Luck!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

PS - But even with the extended waiting, I have gotten both of the items I bought from her...


Edited by HK_sends - 2/7/13 at 2:08pm
post #5212 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniperbombers View Post

ugh, i actually tried to order the unit but they don't ship anywhere outside of america. I can't seem to find any other sellers/trusted websites who carry this either.

@Eddiek997
i may have to choose this alternative. Unless someone out there uses other tactics?

 

I am very partial to Tubemonger tube saver / Extenders.

I looked at the other sock widget and I worried that it might smudge the labels.
With the extenders I can change a tube in seconds without hurting the pins or the sockets.
 
 

 


Edited by Iamnothim - 2/7/13 at 2:37pm
post #5213 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by magicman View Post

Just received lyr for my he4 ...

 

I was OK with EF5 but it was too often out of juice on many recordings with my he4

 

What is most obvious difference with Lyr vs EF5 is soundstage & imaging - stunning on Lyr

 

but I miss that amazing sparkle and details on fast/dynamic piano and impact when hitting lower octaves - sound is a bit muffled comparing to EF5, so I lost upper harmonics while reverbating - I hope it's only the matter of tubes

 

I have EH 6922, stock GE 6bq7 (6bz7) which are simply the best in my opinion and schiit 6n1p which are total mistake in my opinion with recessed mids and fuzzy/blurry image

 

My Lyr has turn on/off relay and is dead quiet when there is no music no matter the tubes

 

which tubes would you recommend for my tastes ? or maybe send back lyr and go back to ef5 ? I feel that it sounds better and better with those 6bz7 GE, only about 5 h of playing ...

 

I love these valves for classical:
La Radiotechnique
1965
E188CC
Gold Pin
Large Halo Getter.
 
fearless turned me on to them.
RTC was a french Philips company.  Just like Amperex is a Philips company.
 
In fact these valves were made in the Amperex factory in Heerlen Holland and labeled "RTC"
The Amperex Orange "PQ" label" should be the same.  Look for gold pins.
 
Another consideration are Lorenz.  There are several variants.  I'm waiting for my first pair to arrive from Lithuania.
There are some "Huge Experts" on Lorenz valves on this thread.   My understanding is they are crisp.
 
Since these are European, you may have a easier time finding them then us yankees
post #5214 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by magicman View Post

Just received lyr for my he4 ...

 

I was OK with EF5 but it was too often out of juice on many recordings with my he4

 

What is most obvious difference with Lyr vs EF5 is soundstage & imaging - stunning on Lyr

 

but I miss that amazing sparkle and details on fast/dynamic piano and impact when hitting lower octaves - sound is a bit muffled comparing to EF5, so I lost upper harmonics while reverbating - I hope it's only the matter of tubes

 

I have EH 6922, stock GE 6bq7 (6bz7) which are simply the best in my opinion and schiit 6n1p which are total mistake in my opinion with recessed mids and fuzzy/blurry image

 

My Lyr has turn on/off relay and is dead quiet when there is no music no matter the tubes

 

which tubes would you recommend for my tastes ? or maybe send back lyr and go back to ef5 ? I feel that it sounds better and better with those 6bz7 GE, only about 5 h of playing ...


I love the Siemens CCa tubes with the Lyr on my HE500's. I can't speak of their synergy with HE4's but the bottom end/midrange is a thing of beauty with the CCa's. I listen to a lot of modern jazz with fast piano and lots of bass and these tubes are perfect.

post #5215 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

 

I love these valves for classical:
La Radiotechnique
1965
E188CC
Gold Pin
Large Halo Getter.
 
fearless turned me on to them.
RTC was a french Philips company.  Just like Amperex is a Philips company.
 
In fact these valves were made in the Amperex factory in Heerlen Holland and labeled "RTC"
The Amperex Orange "PQ" label" should be the same.  Look for gold pins.
 
Another consideration are Lorenz.  There are several variants.  I'm waiting for my first pair to arrive from Lithuania.
There are some "Huge Experts" on Lorenz valves on this thread.   My understanding is they are crisp.
 
Since these are European, you may have a easier time finding them then us yankees

I am glad you like them, I find them sublime. If you are interested PM me your address and i could send you the French made ones to compare , I think that would be interesting.....

post #5216 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by magicman View Post

Just received lyr for my he4 ...

 

I was OK with EF5 but it was too often out of juice on many recordings with my he4

 

What is most obvious difference with Lyr vs EF5 is soundstage & imaging - stunning on Lyr

 

but I miss that amazing sparkle and details on fast/dynamic piano and impact when hitting lower octaves - sound is a bit muffled comparing to EF5, so I lost upper harmonics while reverbating - I hope it's only the matter of tubes

 

I have EH 6922, stock GE 6bq7 (6bz7) which are simply the best in my opinion and schiit 6n1p which are total mistake in my opinion with recessed mids and fuzzy/blurry image

 

My Lyr has turn on/off relay and is dead quiet when there is no music no matter the tubes

 

which tubes would you recommend for my tastes ? or maybe send back lyr and go back to ef5 ? I feel that it sounds better and better with those 6bz7 GE, only about 5 h of playing ...

If you  want sparkle and fast look for a Amperex JAN 7308 Gold Pin (USA) they sound exactly like what you seek. I also own the EF-5, (upgraded OPA) and i find the 7308s tend to make the Lyr sound like a more dynamic EF-5.

post #5217 of 8735

did anyone tried this tube before or heard of this tube before?

If you're aware this tube what you think? opinion?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Amperex-JAN-7308-Gold-Pin-USA-E88CC-6DJ8-E188CC-CCa-6922-TUBES-/160958579000?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2579e10138

post #5218 of 8735

Made May, 1967

Mfg. at:

Amperex Electronic Corp., New York

 

Gold Pin.

Large "O" Getter.

Similar to some Ampere I own.

 

JAN = "Joint Army Navy"

Military tubes were made to tighter tolerances and tend to last longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Iamnothim - 2/7/13 at 8:22pm
post #5219 of 8735

I hate resellers that put crappy photos where you can't read the codes and then say "made in the sixties" 

I've enhanced them for you.

Although I can't make out the black markings on the right tube.

Looks like a Sharpie.

 

EDIT:  Wrong pic.

 

 


Edited by Iamnothim - 2/7/13 at 8:27pm
post #5220 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

did anyone tried this tube before or heard of this tube before?

If you're aware this tube what you think? opinion?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Amperex-JAN-7308-Gold-Pin-USA-E88CC-6DJ8-E188CC-CCa-6922-TUBES-/160958579000?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2579e10138

See post 528, those are them.  They are decent sounding, good bass extension, a bit bright, very SS sounding. good for faster/modern rock, lack a bit of intimacy but a very large sound stage. I like them, but they are not my favorites.


Edited by Fearless1 - 2/7/13 at 8:34pm
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